Popularity:1828
Origin:French
Meaning:Welshman
Wallace is a boy’s name of Anglo-Norman French origin, stemming from the term waleis, meaning “Welsh” or “Welshman.” What was once a cultural name for a Welsh speaker has blossomed into a dapper personal name with an air of sophisticated antiquity. It expertly blends nerdy and cool kid vibes, making it the perfect name for an intelligent and diverse being. The British Claymation series Wallace & Grommit has forever associated this handsome name with the good-natured, cheese-loving, sweater-vest-donning inventor. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Wallace became the Americanized version of several Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, such as Wallach. Wallace is a spiffy choice that ticks the boxes of being retro-chic, having an adorable nickname (Wally), and honoring baby’s ancestry.

Famous People Named Wallace

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  • George Wallace
    United States Governor
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